Many patients who have been implanted with defective medical devices such as transvaginal mesh and Stryker hip implants often question how these products first entered the market and whether the Food and Drug Administration has done enough to ensure that medical devices are safe for patients. In our ongoing research, we recently came across what we believe is an informative PBS “Need to Know” special that discusses both transvaginal mesh implants and metal-on-metal hip implants. The special highlights how doctors in other countries stopped implanting metal-on-metal hips in patients long before doctors in the U.S. and also discusses how mesh manufacturers knew of risks associated with implanting mesh in women, but failed to disclose these risks to patients and their doctors.

The video can be accessed on PBS’ website.